Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thomas in Lost

In the "316" (02/18/09) episode of "Lost," Ben and Jack go to a church basement where Eloise Hawkings works in a Dharma station. After meeting with Hawkings, Ben and Jack have an interesting conversation while standing by a picture of Saint Thomas. Here is dialogue:

Ben: When Jesus wanted to return to Judea knowing that he would probably be murdered there, Thomas said to the others, “Let us also go that we might die with him.” But Thomas was not remembered for this bravery. His claim to fame came later, when he refused to acknowledge the resurrection.

[Ben looks at the painting.]

Ben: He just couldn’t wrap his mind around it.

[Ben looks at Jack.]

Ben: The story goes that he needed to touch Jesus’ wounds to be convinced.

Jack: So was he?

Ben: Of course he was. We’re all convinced sooner or later, Jack.

[Ben walks away.]

Many bloggers are commenting on Lost. But a few have contributed some thoughtful theological musings. Carmen Andres and Jeff Jensen are two of the better bloggers.

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